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3 reasons most companies are only 20 percent to cloud transformation

The way some providers seem to describe it, cloud transformation is easy. All companies must do is migrate all workloads to one cloud, modernize their applications and enjoy the full benefits of the digital transformation. Of course, if it were really so easy, the majority of businesses would already have done it. The reality, though, […]

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5 cloud predictions for 2019

2018 was a landmark year for cloud with a flurry of mergers and acquisitions, perhaps none more so than the IBM bid to acquire Red Hat, the Kubernetes supporter through Red Hat OpenShift and open source powerhouse behind Red Hat Enterprise Linux. This and other new alliances are certain to accelerate technological advances that set […]

New Forrester study: What is the ROI of application modernization?

If you work in IT, you’ve probably heard grandiose-sounding promises about the ROI of application modernization. It might not be surprising, then, that businesses everywhere are embracing the hybrid, multicloud cloud model. According to an IBM commissioned study by Forrester Research, 62 percent of infrastructure decision makers reported using hosted private cloud in 2017, and […]

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Gain flexibility with microservices applications

Microservice development techniques have ushered in an unprecedented era of continuous delivery and deployment. It’s important that organizations investing in IT evaluate its application modernization journey. As part of that journey, businesses can gain efficiencies and cost savings by unlocking the potential of microclimate architectures. Yet, careful consideration must be given to how to best […]

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How to get more business value from robotic process automation

Organizations can gain outsized results by using robotic process automation with other automation technologies. As a result, many companies are betting big on automation and the impact it can have across all aspects of their business operations. In fact, according to Forrester 40 percent of enterprises are centering their digital transformation journey around automation. For […]

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Machine learning: A key weapon in the cybersecurity battle

Since the dawn of the internet, companies have been fighting to stay ahead of cybercriminals. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning have made this job easier by automating complex processes for detecting attacks and reacting to breaches. However, cybercriminals are also using this technology for their own malicious purposes. More and more hackers are exploiting […]

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The Masters drives innovation with hybrid cloud and AI

The Masters golf tournament may be traditional on the course, but it’s driving innovation with its infrastructure and online fan experiences behind the scenes. “The Masters is surprisingly modern when it comes to its infrastructure in that it operates a hybrid cloud strategy,” reports Forbes. “For the vast majority of the year its technology needs […]

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Medical Confidence directory on IBM Cloud helps speed up Canadian healthcare

According to the Frasier Institute, waiting for treatment has become a defining characteristic of Canadian healthcare. In the 2018 report, “Waiting Your Turn: Wait Times for Health Care in Canada”, specialist physicians surveyed report a median wait time of almost 20 weeks between referral from a general practitioner and receipt of treatment, more than twice […]

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Clarifying cloud personalization: 4 common misconceptions

You wouldn’t purchase a car without some forethought, and you shouldn’t rush into any cloud environment without careful consideration. Your organization undoubtedly has widely varying IT needs, so relying on a one-size-fits-all cloud computing solution would be similar to driving off the lot with a sports car when you really need an SUV. Cloud personalization […]

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Why the multitenant cloud still matters

Multitenant cloud architectures have fallen out of favor with some enterprises. With the low cost of cloud computing, why bother sharing resources with someone else when you can reserve your own? But there are many reasons to go multitenant, provided you use it for the right workload. Shared resource benefits A multitenant cloud is like […]

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New IBM Aspera updates help media and entertainment companies push boundaries

Across the world today, there’s no denying that the technologies underlying the media and entertainment industry are undergoing some massive transformations. The availability and volume of video content is expanding exponentially as the line between streaming and file-based content blurs and multicloud becomes the reality of modern IT infrastructures. For more than 15 years, IBM […]

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Transforming government with cloud and AI

This may be the best time to work in — and with — government. Given the daunting societal challenges we face, from extreme weather to economic development, cyber threats and aging infrastructure — working in government means the chance to do something about them. With the emergence of cloud, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things […]

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Open standards vs. open source: A basic explanation

What are open standards, exactly? You’ve probably heard the term thrown around, but why does it matter to your business? How does it relate to open source? What’s the difference? Take a common example. Have you ever noticed that Wi-Fi seems to work the same with any router, phone or computer? We tend to take […]

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Is the hybrid cloud model right for your business?

Hybrid cloud deployments have become an increasingly popular choice among enterprises. According to MarketsandMarkets research, the hybrid cloud market is expanding at a 17 percent compound annual growth rate. What’s behind the popularity of the hybrid cloud model, which combines public and private cloud resources in the same environment? Does this setup really deliver the best of […]

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